Is there such a thing as job stability?
Any job can be lost at any time.
I have been sitting in front of my computer for two hours trying to figure out a way to explain why even though there is no such thing as job stability, I would prefer my own daughter find a career path, and follow it until her desire for that path no longer exists. For her to find employment with a company, or build her own company based on an actual occupation.
But I feel there is a generational difference that can’t be simply put down in words.
I read an Buzzfeed article yesterday, and it stated outdated advice that boomers have told millennials. One such lie was that working hard will get you somewhere in life.
I’m sorry, call me old, call me old fashioned, call me out of touch.
I still believe that hard work gets you somewhere.
I believe in learning responsibility, showing up on time, doing what you are supposed to do, working towards a goal, giving 100% to whatever it is you’re doing, whether it’s an accountant, librarian, doctor or influencer.
I firmly believe that hard work pays off in the end.
But some of the youth of today just do not believe this.
Are they misguided? Clueless? Stupid? Immature? Or are the way smarter than the rest of us?
Maybe they are, and maybe they aren’t.
When did it become that working towards a goal was silly?
Is it because sometimes you can work your tail off, and still fail? And then you wonder why bother working, if you’re going to fail anyway?
Resilience. You know I’m a big believer in getting kids to push themselves, allowing them to fail, and then helping them get back up and start over again.
So maybe job stability doesn’t exist. But that doesn’t mean that we just give up- jobs may not be stable, but internally, we must learn to be.
Is the flux of influencers and gig workers just a way of kids not really trying to set a goal, so therefore they won’t fail?
And while I’m talking about hard work….thank you to those who have served in the armed forces!